made me grow up in a hurry. It's easy to hide in the shadows and go along and collect a paycheck. This was kind of the first time I was in the spotlight ...How many games he'll play in 2009 remains unknown. Bard could be the starter or he could be a back-up (possible to a returning Jason Varitek).
Looking back in hindsight, they've told me they regret that move. There's never been a second of hard feelings from my end. ... I look forward to getting back into this fight. You find out what you're made of, playing at Fenway Park, playing in games that matter.
A lot of people have asked me, family and friends out here, "Are you nervous about going back or is it going to be scary to go back and catch Wakefield?" My response has always been that scary is not going back and catching Wakefield.Also: Amalie Benjamin talks about Brad Penny with Rick Honeycutt (Dodgers pitching coach), Dave Jauss (former Dodgers bench coach), and the Dumbest Idiot To Ever Walk The Earth™.
Scary is when I got traded to the Padres and didn't play for 13 days and was sitting on the bench and not knowing if I was going to get called into the office that night [and sent to the minors].